All That I Have

It’s coming down to the wire now, less than a month left, and our downsizing is in full swing. Below is a picture of me with everything I’m keeping!

It’s a strange but satisfying feeling, being able to see all of your possessions in one photo. It’s also lead me to mull on the real meaning of “ownership”; when do we own a thing, when does it own you, and the societal structures that back that all up.

It’s been a long process to get to here, involving Craigslist, eBay, OfferUp, donations to local charities and friends, scanning documents and photos, sorting through decades-old keepsakes and albums, and on and on.

Some items have been emotionally difficult to part with, but what I’ve learned is that those emotions fade immediately once the item is gone and I have never felt a sense of regret once it is gone. It is more like a weight has been lifted.

Steve is planning to post some more about the decision process of downsizing, stay tuned!

2 Replies to “All That I Have”

  1. Wow …what’s more impressive ? The ride you’re about to undertake or the fact you can fit your possessions in one photo? I’m going to dwell on this for a few days but ……. remember the quote ” do you own your possessions or do they own you? ” ….. best wishes to you and Steve ……. I want to do a bit of the ride in Australia … Nigel

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